sporocyst

noun
spo·ro·cyst | \ˈspȯr-ə-ˌsist \

Definition of sporocyst 

1 : a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony also : a sporozoan encysted in such a case

2 : a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

First Known Use of sporocyst

1861, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sporocyst

noun
spo·ro·cyst | \-ˌsist \

Medical Definition of sporocyst 

1 : a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony also : a sporozoan encysted in such a case

2 : a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

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